Developmental Studies White Papers

Developmental Educators Work to Grow Student Engagement

Today it is increasingly vital as developmental education programs—faced with economic pressures and completion-based funding—have a higher stake in moving developmental education students efficiently through their curriculum as well as keeping them engaged so they persist and go on to graduate.
In a 2014 research study conducted by Cengage Learning at the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) conference in Dallas, Texas, all of the faculty participants noted their greatest challenge is breaking down the barriers to achievement and helping increase student motivation, preparedness, engagement, and confidence. The link between engagement and student success has been demonstrated in decades of research, so finding new ways to engage students is important, albeit challenging.
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Aplia Improves Learning in Management Courses

This whitepaper examines Cengage Learning’s tool, Aplia. Aplia is an online learning solution designed to improve student learning outcomes by increasing student engagement and ultimately enabling students to think like managers.

A survey of principles of management instructors to assess the impact of Cengage Learning’s Aplia on the engagement and learning of students enrolled in management courses and on the satisfaction of instructors with the use of Aplia. Read More…